I aspire to become a mental health professional and start my own private practice one day.
I was born and raised in Maharashtra, India and I’m currently staying in Delhi. I was always fascinated to interact with people from different countries and wanted to know more about their languages and cultures. When the whole world came to a standstill during the COVID pandemic, the University of Essex Online helped me continue my education in a field of my interest.
I did my undergraduate studies in economics at Symbiosis International University. However, I found that my strength lies in interacting with people and helping them live well. In my country, mental health is not talked about and so a lot of people suffer in silence. There’s also a lack of qualified mental health professionals and it becomes difficult to serve a huge population in a country like ours.
The modules within MSc Psychology gave insights into a wide range of subjects and gradually research became an area of strength for me. Education requires a lot of learning and unlearning, and I’ve experienced that first-hand. In this process of learning I also realised that I love being a student, so I wish to pursue an additional postgraduate or a Masters degree in a specific area of counselling to enhance my skills.
Apart from studying, my interests are traveling, playing football, gardening and reading. In the last year, I had to travel a lot and it was convenient for me to study from any device and location according to my convenience. I can also pursue other skill-based courses because the course is part-time.
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